Care for a child in your home – for a week, for a month or for a lifetime

There are many children and young people in our communities who are unable to live with their families.
We are looking for foster carers on the Central Coast.

CatholicCare’s services for children and young people in Out of Home Care (OOHC) provide essential support, care and stability for children and young people affected by family breakdown, to enable them to recover and thrive.

CatholicCare provides foster care through our network of experienced foster carers, residential homes, access to therapy and counselling and in-home support to reduce the risk of family breakdown. Through our suite of services, and the dedication of our specialist support teams and foster carers, we are changing the lives of children and young people for the better.

Our priority is to ensure these children have a safe home for life. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is CatholicCare?

We are the social care agency of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Broken Bay. We provide services to 20,000+ children, young people. individuals and families , and have been doing so since 1987.

What types of care do children need?

We offer several different types of care – immediate short term care, long term care (referred to as guardianship) and respite care. If you can help, we’ll  find the perfect fit for you.

What support do carers receive?

Case worker support, 24 hour on-call support, ongoing training, financial support, access to counselling and psychological support, social functions and support groups, and respite where needed. We value our carers so look after them well.

Who can be a foster carer?

We have some criteria which we follow when considering the suitability of foster care applicants including age, marital status, birth children, health, financial resources, accommodation, character and references. We’ll walk you through all this.

Can you help support a child in need?

Download the brochure or complete the enquiry form below and we will be in touch.

Foster carer enquiry